Steven Stamkos cut toward the slot and lined up what looked like the perfect-looking shot in search of setting history. What he found, instead, was the game-winning play.

Already with two goals under his belt and needing one more to set a franchise single-season record, Stamkos dropped a pass to Tim Wallace, who buried a wrist shot late in the third period for the game-winner against his former team as the Lightning rallied to beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday.

With consecutive victories, Tampa Bay has won two in a row for the first time since a four-game winning streak Feb. 26-March 3 and closed out a disappointing season-long, homestand at 3-4 with a pair of late third-period tallies to erase a one-goal deficit. Dwayne Roloson made 34 saves to win consecutive starts for the first time since Nov. 6-9.

And as much as the Lightning seem to have their game somewhat back on track following a 1-5-1 stretch, Stamkos has returned to familiar territory on the scoresheet. After a season-long stretch of four games without a point – all since reaching the 50-goal mark – the 22-year-old wound up scoring twice and added an assist for his 24th multi-point game of the season and 11th multi-goal game of the year.

It's for reasons like that a four-game scoring drought is referred to as a slump.

"When you don't score for four games and it's a slump, it's because you are a pretty good hockey player,'' Lightning head coach Guy Boucher said.

With Evgeni Malkin – who was scoreless on Saturday – making a late-season charge to creep within five goals of Stamkos for the Rocket Richard Trophy going into the day, Stamkos emphatically reclaimed his scoring touch and his stake at his second Richard Trophy by scoring in the versatile manner of which he has become known for the past two seasons.